Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
of a montana woman accused of shoving her husband off of a cliff. jordan graham and cody johnson had been married only eight days when prosecutors say graham pushed him with both hands off of a cliff in glacier national park. the defense said it was not intentional, they say graham was acting in self-defense after a heated argument. is it ef know elam picks up the story from there. >> reporter: what started as a wedding is ending in a courtroom trial. >> reporter: did you kill cody, did you mean to push your husband off a cliff? >> reporter: this month, jordan lynn graham will go on trial for murder. federal prosecutors say the 22-year-old deliberately shoved her 25-year-old husband to his death off of a cliff july 7th, eight days after their wedding. friends of cody johnson say they noticed problems from the start. >> when they were exchanging vows, jordan was looking down and wasn't looking at cody. >> reporter: graham's attorneys are claiming it was an accident, saying the couple started arguing, and that when she tried to remove her husband's hand from her arm, he lost his balance. in
Dec 8, 2013 2:00pm PST
wait and alexandra for us there in the certain. billy graham is very weak and not in om nent danger and this is graham for his 90th birthday. franklin graham says his dad got an infection after his birthday and has not quite regained his strength. he did say graham's vitals are good. >>> and president obama ordered u.s. flags ordered to half-staff until tomorrow in honor of nelson mandela. it was lowered in a police station in south carolina, but it had nothing to do with man l mande mandela. instead it was for a deputy killed in the line of duty and in remembrance of pearl harbor. today the flag is flying at full staff and in direct defiance of the president. he explained why he refused? a shoaf sign of respect to what nelson mandela has done, and i have no problem for them lowering it in south africa, but in our country, it's for the people that sacrificed for our country. >> he faces no legal action and he's grateful that he can disagree with the president without fearing a reprimand. >>> a newlywed couple is accused of killing a man simply for the thrill of it. that's when poli
Dec 8, 2013 12:00pm PST
death beginning tomorrow. she is charged with pushing her husband off a cliff in july. graham is charged with murder. jury selection begins tomorrow. wendy murphy is also a law professor in boston. graham says the couple got into an argument while off the park. he went over a cliff. so the defense says it as self defense. what should they decide >> and finally she said i pushed him with both hands from behind. that is an easy case. the tough part from the prosecution here is shoe she looked like. she looked like the girl next door. they are going to be hard pressed to say that a seemingly nice woman could be so evil. >> look, the so called confession did not exactly carry the day with the judge in this days. the judge let her out on bond. there have been reporting that it was not even tape recorded. the reality of it is wondy is correct. you get a presumption of innocence when you get a pretty white female. that is to be contafts if you are an african-american male. so the prosecution i think has an uphill battle in this case. i would not surprise me to see a lesser charge in this case.
Dec 8, 2013 1:00pm PST
national park goes on trial tomorrow. jordin graham will is charged with murder. graham was married to cody johnson for just eight days and admits pushing him off the cliff in july skwl. she claims she did it in self-defense. on thursday nominations will be announced for the 71st golden globes awards. if you loved former snl stars tina fey and amy poehler when they hosted the awards show earlier this year, you'll be happy to know they'll be back to host next year's show in january. >>> finally, a big deadline friday on capitol hill. congressional negotiators must reach a deal to fund the government for 2014. the pressure is on if are them to do it to avoid another federal shutdown. >>> another world record-setting performance for jesse owens. ron burkle, the co-owner of the national hockey league's pittsburgh penguins bought the olympic champ's 1936 gold medal. the price, more than $1.4 million. that's the highest price ever paid for a piece of olympic memorabilia. jesse ox wens was just 23 years old when he shocked the world winning four gold medals in track and field. his win disproved hi